Marco Germani

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Watch A 7-Year-Old Bassist Play Along With Mac Miller

What were you doing when you were 7 years old?<p>Likely nothing as astonishing as Aron Hodek. According to his Instagram account (aronthebassist), this child from Slovakia loves watching Tiny Desk videos and playing along with them. Here, he accompanies Mac Miller's Tiny Desk concert — and, in …

Mac Miller

My nephew tried to school me on cultural appropriation. It didn't end well.

They got him. Just as I feared they would.<p>My nephew Kyle came to live with us this summer after his freshman year of college. Apparently he’s now a deputized member of the cultural-appropriation police.<p>He hadn’t even unpacked his massive bag of dirty laundry when he made a snide comment about the …

Cultural Appropriation

The Rock's version of Big Trouble in Little China won't reboot John Carpenter's 1986 classic

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (<i>Skyscraper</i>) is bringing John Carpenter's <i>Big Trouble in Little China</i> back to the big screen, but don't expect a Jack Burton …

John Carpenter

The Contested Legacy of Lauryn Hill’s ‘Miseducation’

Twenty years after its release, Lauryn Hill’s acclaimed solo debut still resonates with audiences. But its legacy consistently comes under scrutiny, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What Does Authenticity Mean In Today’s Hip-Hop And How Much Does It Still Matter?

The rapper onscreen can’t be any older than 19 or 20 years old. The beat backing him up is as cheery as the melody he sings on the instantly catchy hook, built around a bright, gospel-influenced piano loop. He’s surrounded by friends, none of them much older than he is, a few looking significantly …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How South Park Became The Last Survivor Of The Shock TV Era

At a time when we are becoming increasingly aware of social inclusiveness, political correctness, and the importance of representation, we are forced …

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

Documentaries

10 Most Annoying Types of Rap Fans

Every fandom has cringeworthy subsections, and the hip-hop world is no different.<p>There are many different types of annoying rap fans, but for the …

Who's Entertaining Who?: How The Internet Picks Up Drake's Slack

Earlier this week, Drake secured the fourth solo <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100 No. 1 of his career with the song "In My Feelings," off his fifth studio album <i>Scorpion</i>. But while most of the raps are his, the song's skyrocket up the charts is due, in large part, to something Drake had nothing to do with.<p>The …

‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Has Elaborated On His Apu Remarks: People Are ‘Picking The Wrong Battles’

In an episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that aired earlier this year, the longest-running scripted series in television history acknowledged Hari Kondabolu’s documentary <i>The Problem with Apu</i>, and made everything worse. While Marge is reading a childhood-favorite book to Lisa, she realizes it’s a lot more …

Drake's 2018 Has Been Huge. But Is He the Biggest Rapper Ever?

Earlier this month, Drake’s latest album, , become his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With 732,000 equivalent album units, it …

A 246-Word-Long Review of Drake's Scorpion

You ever put a frozen waffle in the toaster but not quite long enough and you bite into it and the inside is still frozen? But you don’t want to put …

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

5 Literary Mysteries That Have Never Been Solved But Are Seriously Fascinating

Unexplained disappearances, strange and otherworldly manuscripts, deaths with no known cause — these are the mysteriesthat have been staples of …

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Washington D.C.

Dan Harmon breaks down Rick and Morty's greatest hits including Pickle Rick's origin story

Adult Swim’s <i>Rick and Morty</i> is currently peaking in popularity, even though it’s anyone’s guess when the next season will arrive. Co-creators Dan …

Sam Harris discusses Donald Trump's rewriting of reality and how social media drives us insane

Is social media driving us insane?<p>That's what famed American neuroscientist and bestselling author Sam Harris says in describing the post-modern …

Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

You never realize just how large dolphins are till one of them body-slams you.<p>Andrew Hill, an Australian paddleboarder, came face-to-face (er, …

Neither Boring nor Bold: The Quagmire of J. Cole

J. Cole’s mother is a recovering addict. He’s reluctant to discuss her struggles in interviews, but he’s expounded rather passionately in his music. …

Drake Is Too Big to Fail

Over the last decade a single man, preternaturally gifted at engaging people on the internet, has been building a digital empire based on Likes, …

The Unexpectedly Moving Story of U-God, the Least-Loved Member of the Wu-Tang Clan

Most fans of the Wu-Tang Clan have a favorite member. You can make a strong case for at least two-thirds of the nonet: GZA has the old-fashioned flow and the foreboding intellect; Method Man oozes cunning and charisma; the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard was pure funk, like the human embodiment of a James …

Wu-Tang Clan

Examining Hip-Hop’s Biggest Cultural Shifts Over The Last Three Decades And Predicting 2018’s Impact

Chief Keef recently posted a Mt. Rushmore Of Hip-Hop on his Instagram. The photo positioned himself, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Drake as the four most influential artists in hip-hop. The polarizing post may have rankled hip-hop traditionalists who grew up with Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac, and other golden …

The 25 Greatest Hip-Hop Debut Albums of All Time

A great debut is no small task, especially in a genre as vibrant and progressive as rap. Trends come and go, with today’s hitmakers becoming …

60 Things You'll Only Understand If You Are A Xennial

Again, please don’t click on this post unless you lived through the ’80s.

Universal Pictures

'Black Panther' Review: This Deeply Conservative Movie Makes Captain America Look Like A Neo-Marxist Stooge

Last week, I blasted the identity-politics-mongering cultural Left for driving a wedge between black Americans and white Americans coming <b>together</b> to …

Black Panther Was A White Man's Perspective.

Black Panther Was A White Man’s Perspective.<p>Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>3</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Recently I went to see Black Panther and paid close …

Black Panther

25 Years Later, Tupac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.’ Album Is Still Too Relevant

When people liken themselves or another hip-hop artist to Tupac in 2018, it’s usually for short-sighted, self-serving reasons. Whether it’s artists coming back from a prison bid like Boosie or rappers engaged in art-imitates-reality controversy like Troy Ave, the nods rarely do justice to Tupac’s …

Why Black People Are Always Bringing Up Old Stuff, Explained

<b>Hey, bruh, I’m back again for our weekly explainer. I thought we might talk about Black History Month this time.</b><p>Sure! I always enjoy our talks.<p>In …

Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Are Too Lame to Copyright, Judge Hilariously Rules

There are court cases and rulings that have changed lives—saved lives, even—and moved society forward, defending justice, democracy, and everything …

Drums

History explains why it sounds so racist when Kayla Moore says “a Jew”

My mother-in-law is originally from Appalachia in Kentucky—a place that’s not home to many Jewish people. In fact, growing up, she didn’t realize that Jewish people existed. “Jew,” for her, was a verb, which meant “to cheat, ” as in “don’t Jew me out of my 10 dollars.” She was mortified after she …